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FinCraZy23
01-31-2010, 02:35 PM
Did anyone see this kid in the senior bowl? He is a big time playmaker. I wouldnt mind using our 2nd on him.

t2thejz
01-31-2010, 02:45 PM
I really like him as well if he is there for us to pick in the 2nd

#1dolphinsfan
01-31-2010, 02:49 PM
If he is there in the second I think there is no question that we pass on him unless we draft dez bryant in the first

FinsGonnaRock06
01-31-2010, 02:56 PM
that dude is a playmaker, i would spend a 2nd Rd pick on him in a heartbeat.

AccordOn13z
01-31-2010, 03:06 PM
I doubt with the performance he put in the senior bowl that hes going to last until the 2nd. I think Gilyard is better than Dez, to be honest. I think he has a gift for making separation and has amazing hands. He just put up 103 yrds with only 5 receptions (20.6 yrds per catch average) on the best defense the south had to offer! He scored one of his long TD's on Javier Arenas DB from Alabama who is a pretty damn good. Gilyard is not a deep threat, hes an ALL AROUND threat. He'll beat you deep, post, quick slant, w/e you tell him to run. If Rolando McClain is not on the board at 12 then I would reach for Gilyard. Eh, if both were there at 12 I would have a hard time picking McClain over Gilyard.

fgrocker
01-31-2010, 03:22 PM
After the game, no chance he'll be there with our #2. He'll be the 2nd received taken after (maybe even before) Dez Bryant.

hooshoops
01-31-2010, 03:24 PM
gilyard better than dez??? on what basis??? the fact that gilyard just played a game so he's fresh in your mind and we haven't seen dez in a good 6 months or so???

cause to review the games dez did play in the last 2 years that couldn't be further from the case...

2413fanphins
01-31-2010, 03:32 PM
he looked short. how tall is he.

too bad it's the senior bowl, and not the all juniors and seniors entering the draft bowl!!

FinAtic8480
01-31-2010, 03:44 PM
Like what I saw, would like to ee us draft him in the 2nd. On KR/PR he runs straight does not look to the sidelines. He is not scared of contact. He also has nice speed and can seperate. On the TD catch he was going against Arenas. defitnetly would like to see him in the 2nd round

DaDolfan25
01-31-2010, 04:12 PM
I doubt with the performance he put in the senior bowl that hes going to last until the 2nd. I think Gilyard is better than Dez, to be honest. I think he has a gift for making separation and has amazing hands. He just put up 103 yrds with only 5 receptions (20.6 yrds per catch average) on the best defense the south had to offer! He scored one of his long TD's on Javier Arenas DB from Alabama who is a pretty damn good. Gilyard is not a deep threat, hes an ALL AROUND threat. He'll beat you deep, post, quick slant, w/e you tell him to run. If Rolando McClain is not on the board at 12 then I would reach for Gilyard. Eh, if both were there at 12 I would have a hard time picking McClain over Gilyard.

i am just curious how you think gilyard is better than bryant. don't get me wrong. gilyard is a very good talent, however, bryant is superior athletically, physically, and flat out has more talent. he has prototypical size and the ability to get the jump ball and come down with it. the last full season he played in he had 87 catches for 1480 yards. that's a 17 yd avg. this past season, gilyard had 87 receptions for 1191 yards, averaging out to 13.7 yards. i know that gilyard stats are good, as is gilyard, but he just is not in the same class as bryant. i guess since gilyard has produced so much at the senior bowl and bryant hasn't played in over 4 months people have forgotten his vast skill set. while being matched up against aruably the best cb in the country in the sugar bowl, he was limited to 41 yards on 7 catches. with that being said, i wouldn't mind having either on my team.

AccordOn13z
01-31-2010, 04:14 PM
gilyard better than dez??? on what basis??? the fact that gilyard just played a game so he's fresh in your mind and we haven't seen dez in a good 6 months or so???

cause to review the games dez did play in the last 2 years that couldn't be further from the case...

I'm not saying that Dez sucks. I'm just saying Mardy is just better. Its common knowledge that Dez is a jump ball WR with great concentration/body control who excels in the red zone much like Dwayne Bowe (who is a great player!). However, Mardy makes separation and has great hands much like Reggie Wayne (but not at his level). Mardy's speed also helps him get open (enough) while Dez is forced to out jump his coverage which he is AMAZING at. They both have good route running. In build Dez takes it but in Athleticism, com'on, Mardy is better. And RELAX this is just one man's opinion and I'm pretty sure we've all had about the same amount of coaching experience in college/NFL so don't go getting all sensitive on me.

Honestly, I was hoping that none of this would of happened to Mardy so that he could continue to go under the radar so we could pick him up in the second BUT he just had to light it up. Good for him.

And... NO! I'm not saying this because its fresh in my mind. I've always been a fan of Mardy. Check out my post in this thread: Post #41 Jan. 23rd 2010 (Pre-Senior Bowl) (http://www.finheaven.com/forums/f75/dolphins-serious-about-drafting-mardy-gilyard-268604-3.html?highlight=Mardy). But now its going to be impossible to get both McClain and Gilyard therefore I see a bigger need at WR and Dez wont be there (still take Mardy!).

thefranchisedef
01-31-2010, 04:15 PM
went to high school with him and have a few reasons why i like him. he got into a car accident with my girl friend at the time and had multiple face and body wounds. the next day he was on the field for some friday night football. then in college he was stripped of his scholarship. he worked 3 jobs while homeless and trying to make the grades to play football. so yea i would like marshawn gilyard.

hooshoops
01-31-2010, 04:17 PM
well i appreciate your explanation...i don't see reggie wayne in mardy gilyard...

i wouldn't personally take gilyard in the 1st and i'm debating if i would at #43...and i'd run the card at #12 up to the podium with dez bryants name on it...

to each his own...

Vertical Limit
01-31-2010, 04:28 PM
went to high school with him and have a few reasons why i like him. he got into a car accident with my girl friend at the time and had multiple face and body wounds. the next day he was on the field for some friday night football. then in college he was stripped of his scholarship. he worked 3 jobs while homeless and trying to make the grades to play football. so yea i would like marshawn gilyard.

I'm sure our front office already likes his attitude. From what I'm reading, this guy sleeps, eats, dreams about football. That's the Parcells' type all the way. I watched some video on him today because I admit I didn't hear much about him till recently and this guy plays hard and fast, isn't afraid of contact and just looks like a playmaker. He will make us forget about Ted Ginn.

AccordOn13z
01-31-2010, 04:54 PM
well i appreciate your explanation...i don't see reggie wayne in mardy gilyard...

i wouldn't personally take gilyard in the 1st and i'm debating if i would at #43...and i'd run the card at #12 up to the podium with dez bryants name on it...

to each his own...

Agreed!

flynryan15
01-31-2010, 09:12 PM
I love Gilyard in the second, but to honestly I have a problem with Dez at #12. He hasn't played football in a long time, so add that to the fact that WR takes a long time to adjust too. Plus if Parcell's didn't take Hakiem Nicks last year I don't see him doing it at 12.

Clipse
01-31-2010, 10:03 PM
I doubt with the performance he put in the senior bowl that hes going to last until the 2nd. I think Gilyard is better than Dez, to be honest. I think he has a gift for making separation and has amazing hands. He just put up 103 yrds with only 5 receptions (20.6 yrds per catch average) on the best defense the south had to offer! He scored one of his long TD's on Javier Arenas DB from Alabama who is a pretty damn good. Gilyard is not a deep threat, hes an ALL AROUND threat. He'll beat you deep, post, quick slant, w/e you tell him to run. If Rolando McClain is not on the board at 12 then I would reach for Gilyard. Eh, if both were there at 12 I would have a hard time picking McClain over Gilyard.
:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol: Better than Dez? A 2nd rounder at best at 12th overall? Wow. Gilyard is yet another #2 at best WR in a draft full of them. Bryant is heads and shoulders above the rest as the best WR in a very weak WR class. Granted Gilyard's probably the best 2nd rate WR in the draft right next to Benn but that isn't saying much in such a weak WR class.

SF Dolphin Fan
01-31-2010, 11:31 PM
Did anyone see this kid in the senior bowl? He is a big time playmaker. I wouldnt mind using our 2nd on him.

Can you imagine a scenario where Miami gets some defensive players in free agency and then takes CJ Spiller and Mardy Gilyard. Talk about offensive explosion. You are right, Gilyard makes plays and I really like how he runs with the ball and makes yards after the catch. He might now be a late 1st/early 2nd.

Xeticus
02-01-2010, 01:48 AM
gilyard better than dez??? on what basis??? the fact that gilyard just played a game so he's fresh in your mind and we haven't seen dez in a good 6 months or so???

cause to review the games dez did play in the last 2 years that couldn't be further from the case...

Honestly that will affect his draft status. Gilyard played awesome and it's fresh in our minds. If he has a great combine people will remember his Senior Bowl and Combine and with that fresh in mind he'll be drafted higher. He's hot right now and FO's are run by people who can get caught up and fall in love with a player just like fans can.

So yeah I expect Gilyard will get drafted in the first round as long as he has a good camp. It's what happened to Flacco when he got drafted. He had a lot of buzz going into the combine, had a great combine and went from a possible 3rd round pick to going in the first. It happens.

thefranchisedef
02-02-2010, 06:40 PM
marshawn played running back in high school. he is great after the catch, and probably the best in the draft. I love golden tate but he isnt as fast as mardy.. The only knock i have on him is that he used to do and sell weed in high school but, who doesnt.. to prove i know what im talking about he went to flagler palm coast high school. he broke out the same year they finally had a winning record. His quarterback was tory thompson who is now a student at the university of florida. MY cousin actually beat him in race in elementary school, lol.. mardy also worked at pizza hut in bunnell florida right off us-1. I graduated in 06 :) he graduated in 05...

2413fanphins
02-02-2010, 07:17 PM
marshawn played running back in high school. he is great after the catch, and probably the best in the draft. I love golden tate but he isnt as fast as mardy.. The only knock i have on him is that he used to do and sell weed in high school but, who doesnt.. to prove i know what im talking about he went to flagler palm coast high school. he broke out the same year they finally had a winning record. His quarterback was tory thompson who is now a student at the university of florida. MY cousin actually beat him in race in elementary school, lol.. mardy also worked at pizza hut in bunnell florida right off us-1. I graduated in 06 :) he graduated in 05...



sweet, we have our selves an insider... call him and see what he has to say after the combine interviews.

FINS4LIFE16
02-02-2010, 10:17 PM
I don't believe Mardy will be a number 1 receiver in this league and thats the only kind of receiver we need.

I am Bane
02-02-2010, 11:05 PM
I been tracking Gilyard for a while this season, before the Senior Bowl, and he has been my top interest coming out of the season. Many reasons.... he really can run smooth routes, knows how to seperate, attacks the ball in going up and too it, plus is quite quick and fluent and creates yards after the catch.

now questions of him is obviously his size, and his ability to get off the line. what shocked me was during senior bowl drills how well he used his hands to get off the more aggressive CB's, and how he continued to impress with routes and physical ability (for a smaller guy)... .he did drop a bit too many which i thought rare due to his ability shown throughout the season.

i like his game, i like his personality and how he actually learned of life, work, and how he basicallly became a man. some people learn the hard way, but takes it all in and actually learns!!! Gilyard, believe!!!

X-Pacolypse
02-02-2010, 11:08 PM
I love Mardy Gilyard's game. I would be happy with him in a Dolphins uniform.